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Dundalkd
Level 1

My IRS account states they don’t have a 2020 tax return on file for me even the I filed back in february

What can I do?
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mesquitebean
Level 15

My IRS account states they don’t have a 2020 tax return on file for me even the I filed back in february


 Dundalkd  wrote:
My IRS account states they don’t have a 2020 tax return on file for me even the I filed back in february.   What can I do?

How did you file back in February?   Did you efile, or did you choose instead to print, sign, and mail the return?    If you selected to file by mail, then you have to do the printing, signing, and mailing; TurboTax does not mail it for you.

 

If you efiled, was your efile accepted?  If you used Online TurboTax, you can check by logging in and looking at the Tax Home page.    What efile status is shown there--does it say accepted, rejected, printed, started, ready to mail, or what?

VolvoGirl
Level 15

My IRS account states they don’t have a 2020 tax return on file for me even the I filed back in february

Did you efile?  Was it Accepted?

 

Did you go all the way through the File tab, through the 3 steps and hit the big orange Transmit Returns Now button?

 

If you used the Online version you can check your efile status here     

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/efile-status-lookup/   

 

When you efile you get back 2 emails.  The first email only confirms the transmission.  The second email says if the IRS (or state) Accepted or Rejected your efile. 

Critter-3
Level 15

My IRS account states they don’t have a 2020 tax return on file for me even the I filed back in february

That just means they have not yet processed the return ... it will eventually show up when they do.  

Dundalkd
Level 1

My IRS account states they don’t have a 2020 tax return on file for me even the I filed back in february

I efiled and the irs accepted it back in February 

Critter-3
Level 15

My IRS account states they don’t have a 2020 tax return on file for me even the I filed back in february

Did you e-file your tax return and was it accepted?
Only the IRS and your State control when and if a Federal or State tax refund is Approved and Issued.

 

You complete your tax return by finishing all 3 Steps in the File section. In Step 3, to e-file your tax return, you must click on the large Orange button labeled "Transmit my returns now".

 

After completing the File section and e-filing your tax return you will receive two emails from TurboTax. The first email when your tax return was transmitted and the second email when the tax return has either been accepted or rejected.

 

Note - Once a tax return has been Accepted by the IRS or a State, TurboTax receives no further information concerning the tax return or the status of any tax refund.  Only the taxpayer listed on the tax return can obtain the status of a tax refund or a tax return.

 

To check the status of an e-filed return, open up your desktop product or log into your TurboTax Online Account. You can find your status within the TurboTax product.
If accepted by the IRS use the federal tax refund website to check the refund status - https://www.irs.gov/refunds

 

Make sure that you are entering exactly the Social Security number, the Filing Status and the whole dollar amount of the federal tax refund as shown on the Form 1040.

 

The IRS is seriously behind in processing 2020 tax returns.  This is due to many factors, such as the pandemic, completing processing of millions of 2019 tax returns, stimulus payments, unemployment compensation exclusion tax refunds., changes in the tax code by Congress in the middle of the 2020 tax season and the like.

 

Millions of taxpayers have not yet received there federal tax refunds.

 

Go to this IRS website for operational status - https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-operations-during-covid-19-mission-critical-functions-continue

 

 The IRS is opening mail within normal timeframes and all paper and electronic individual returns received prior to April 2021 have been processed if the return had no errors or did not require further review.  As of August 20, 2021, we had 10.1 million unprocessed individual returns.  Unprocessed individual returns include tax year 2020 returns such as those requiring correction to the Recovery Rebate Credit amount or validation of 2019 income used to figure the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC). This work does not require us to correspond with taxpayers but does require special handling by an IRS employee so, in these instances, it is taking the IRS more than 21 days to issue any related refund and in some cases this work could take 90 to 120 days. If, as a result, a correction is made to any RRC, EITC or ACTC claimed on the return, the IRS will send taxpayers an explanation. Taxpayers are encouraged to continue to check Where’s My Refund? for their personalized refund status and can review Tax Season Refund Frequently Asked Questions.

 

 

What you should do: In most instances, no further action is needed but you may check Where’s my refund or you can view your account. If you filed electronically and received an acknowledgement, you do not need to take any further action other than promptly responding to any requests for information. If you filed on paper, check Where’s my refund? If it tells you we have received your return or are processing or reviewing it, we are processing your return, but it may be under review. We’re working hard to get through the backlog. Please don’t file a second tax return or contact the IRS about the status of your return.

 

 

 

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